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How to Make Tie Backs for Drapes

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Blue/Gray Drapes and Tiebacks

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic, Victorian / Steampunk
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What materials did you use? Shimmering Blue/Gray Polyester Drapery Fabric, White Cotton Piping, Cuphooks, Safety Pins.

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What are you most proud of? When I made the drapes, I made the mistake of making piping to finish the hem . . . BUT the fabric was so stiff and crisp the piping on the hem looked weird. So--the question was--what to do with all the yards and yards of piping??? I made tiebacks with the piping. They turned out great.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have three windows, so I needed 6 tiebacks. I divided the yards of piping into 6 pcs. With needle and thread I twirled the fabric to form a cinnamon bun, taking many hand stitches on the back side of the bun. Then I sewed a 12" length of piping to the bun. If you can picture it in your mind--It made a tieback that looked like a big wedding ring. The cinnamon bun as the center stone sewn to the 12" ring. Slip the tieback over the drape and hang on cup hook on the window woodwork.

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You must be proud of what you've accomplished! I would be! *: )

11/28/2012 Flag

What an inspiration you are, we'll done you x

11/29/2012 Flag

Very nice!!! :)

12/31/2012 Flag

Also, enjoyed the photos! Great job! I love picking paint colors

12/31/2012 Flag

can this tieback be purchased already made? trish325@msn.com

11/25/2014 Flag